Today's Zaman

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Today's Zaman
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Feza Publications
EditorSevgi Akarcesme[1]
Founded2007 (2007)
Ceased publicationJuly 2016
HeadquartersBahcelievler, Istanbul, Turkey Edit this at Wikidata[dead link]

Today's Zaman (Zaman is Turkish for 'time' or 'age') was an English-language daily newspaper based in Turkey. Established on 17 January 2007, it was the English-language edition of the Turkish daily Zaman. Today's Zaman included domestic and international coverage, and regularly published topical supplements. Its contributors included cartoonist Cem Kızıltuğ.

On 4 March 2016, a state administrator was appointed to run Zaman as well as Today's Zaman.[2] Since a series of corruption investigations went public on 17 December 2013 which targeted high ranking government officials, the Turkish government has been putting pressure on media organizations that are critical of it.[citation needed]

As of 9 March 2016, the website of Today's Zaman had not been updated since 5 March, while all archived articles prior to March 2016 were removed.

On July 20, 2016, five days after the military coup attempt, Today's Zaman was shut down after an executive decree by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan; arrest warrants were issued for 47 former staff. Zaman was described by an official as the "flagship media organization" of the Gülen-led movement.[3] CNBC described the newspaper as "what used to be Turkey's number one English daily" before its shutdown.[4]


  1. ^ Akarcesme, Sevgi. "Recep Tayyip Erdogan's Despotic Zeal." Archived 2016-12-18 at the Wayback Machine New York Times. 8 March 2016. 8 March 2016.
  2. ^ "Turkish Daily's First Edition after Government Takeover Adopts pro-erdogan Line". Haaretz. Archived from the original on 25 September 2021. Retrieved 7 March 2016.
  3. ^ Chris Johnston and agencies in Istanbul (July 27, 2016). "Turkey coup attempt: arrest warrants issued for former newspaper staff". The Guardian. Archived from the original on October 27, 2017. Retrieved November 1, 2017.
  4. ^ Shan, Lee Ying (2022-10-21). "'Turkey has long been hell for journalists': Reporters slam country's new 'fake news' law". CNBC. Retrieved 2023-02-16.

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